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Necessary Roughness (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  27 September 1991 (USA)
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Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule... See full summary »

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Paul Blake
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Coach Ed Gennero
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Coach Wally Rig
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Dr. Suzanne Carter
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Dean Phillip Elias
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Carver Purcell
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Chuck Neiderman
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Jarvis Edison
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Eric 'Samorai' Hansen
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Sargie 'Fumblina' Wilkinson
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Lucy Draper
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Charlie Banks
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Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. With fewer players than most teams, the makeshift team must overcome obstacles that the best teams in the country couldn't deal with. Using a 34 year old quarterback, a female placekicker and a gang of misfits, Ed "Straight Arrow" Genero must take his team to play the number one Texas Colts. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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They just might be the biggest bunch of losers that ever became winners. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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27 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armadillo Bears - Ein total chaotischer Haufen  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,255,594 (USA)
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Trivia

The poster for this film was modeled after Paramount's previously successful sports comedy Major League released two years earlier. See more »

Goofs

On the two point conversion at the end of the game, Manu blocks a guy behind Paul Blake, only to come from the front and block for Blake again seconds later. See more »

Quotes

Andre Krimm: Alright everyone, class over, get out.
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Referenced in The Replacements (2000) See more »

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10 October 2000 | by (Maxin on a couch) – See all my reviews

When was the last time a Scott Bakula performance blew you out of your seat. Actually, when was the last time a Bakula performance DIDN'T blow you out of your seat. Scotty's back and he's up to his old tricks. In this flick he throws on a denim jacket and cowboy hat and heads back to good ol' Texas State where the football team is desperate to find anyone to fill out their squad (even a 34 year-old). When viewing this, prepare yourself for a stellar performance from Hector Elizondo and even Hogan Familiy's Jason Bateman (fully!). You can expect to find Sinbad "keeping it real" and "to the max". If comedy is your vice than prepare to get naughty because Rob Schneider's one-liners from the press box gave my knee a bruise from slapping it so hard. I know you're probably thinkin'... it's a football film, no girls allowed. No siree, Suzanne Carter is magnificent as a professor who falls for Paul Blake's (Bakula) rugged charm. Kathy Ireland rounds out the cast as the place kicker (and kick she does)! If your ready for a some rowdy, radical comedy on the grid-iron, then make sure you add this little gem to your your "collection de excellance". You can find this film on my shelf right next to other sports comedies such as "The Little Giants", "Major League 1-3", and "Goofus and Galant Take the Field".


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